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Issue Date: May 2009


Silver Spoons: 2009 Best Restaurants

Welcome. Follow us and we’ll show you to your table. We’d also like to tell you about a few of our specials. We think you’ll be quite happy with the creations our chefs are coming up with these days. From new tastes to old favorites, they’re crafting every course to surprise and please your palate. They’re offering the sort of dining experience you simply can’t get at home. You’ll find quirky cocktails and starters, locally sourced entrées and mouth-watering desserts — all with absolutely no cleanup. And with more than 100 dining options on our list, we have a dish to fit every foodie’s budget. We’ll give you a few moments to look over the menu ...
 2009 Award Winners
Best New Restaurant
1) Luxe Kitchen & Lounge
2) L’Albatros Brasserie & Bar
3) Bistro on Lincoln Park

Best Local Chef
1) Michael Symon: Lola
2) Zack Bruell: Table 45
3) Brandt Evans: Blue Canyon

Best Fine Dining
1) Lola
2) Blue Point Grille
3) Ristorante Giovanni’s

Best Cheap Eats
1) Melt Bar & Grilled
2) Tommy’s
3) Mama Santa’s

Best Cheap Eats | chain
1) Eat’n Park

Best Seafood
1) Blue Point Grille
2) Salmon Dave’s
3) tie: Blake’s Seafood & Pier W

Best Seafood | chain
1) Red Lobster
Best French/Continental
1) Chez Francois
2) Sans Souci
Best Italian
1) Ristorante Giovanni’s

Best Italian | chain
1) Olive Garden

Best Indian
1) Café Tandoor
2) Saffron Patch
3) India Garden

Best Chinese
1) Pearl of the Orient
2) Hunan on Coventry
3) King Wah

Best Japanese
1) tie: Otani
Sushi Rock
3) Shuhei

Best Asian
1) Ty Fun
2) #1 Pho
3) Pad Thai

Best Mexican
1) Luchita’s Mexican Restaurant
2) Momocho
3) Nuevo Acapulco
Best Greek
1) Mad Greek

Best Middle Eastern
1) Aladdin’s Eatery
2) Taza
3) Nate’s Deli

Best German or Other Central European
1) Sterle’s Slovenian Country House
2) Sokolowski’s University Inn

Best Spanish/Portuguese
1) Mallorca
2) Marbella
3) Viva Fernando

Best Caribbean/Puerto Rican/Latin American
1) Paladar Latin Kitchen
2) Sergio’s Sarava
3) Johnny Mango

Best Latin | chain
1) Bahama Breeze

Best Ribs
1) Bubba’s Q
2) Ricks Café

Best Ribs | chain
1) Damon’s Grill

Best Steak
1) Red, The Steakhouse
2) Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Best Pizza | non-chain
1) Mama Santa’s
2) Geraci’s
3) Angelo’s

Best Hamburger | non-chain
1) Heck’s
2) Moxie

Best Barbecue
1) Bubba’s Q
2) Hot Sauce Williams

Best Appetizers
1) tie: Downtown 140
Salmon Dave’s

Best Appetizers | chain
1) Applebee’s

Best Desserts
1) Sweet Melissa’s
2) Lola
Best Desserts | chain
1) The Cheesecake Factory

Best Sandwich
1) Melt Bar & Grilled
2) Slyman’s
3) Corky and Lenny’s

Best Sandwich | chain
1) tie: Panera
Eat’n Park

Best Soup
1) SouperMarket

Best Soup | chain
1) Zoup

Best Vegetarian Selections
1) Tommy’s
2) Aladdin’s Eatery
3) VegiTerranean

Best Wine List
1) Wine Bar Rocky River
2) Blue Point Grille
3) D’Vine Wine Bar

Best Stocked Bar
1) Blue Point Grille
2) McNulty’s Bier Markt
3) The Winking Lizard

Best Beer Selection
1) The Winking Lizard
2) Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3) tie: McNulty’s Bier Markt
Buckeye Beer Engine

Best Local Microbrew
1) Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2) tie: Buckeye Beer Engine
The Brew Kettle

Best Place for Family Dining | non-chain
1) Yours Truly
2) Sokolowski’s University Inn

Best Sunday Brunch
1) Pier W
2) tie: Fire Food & Drink
House of Blues

Best Sunday Brunch | chain
1) Eat’n Park

Most Romantic
1) Pier W

Best Sports Bar/ Restaurant
1) The Winking Lizard
2) tie: Bob Golic’s Sports Bar & Grille
Cleats
Best Sports Bar/ Restaurant | chain
1) Champps

Best People-watching
1) Lola
2) Blue Point Grille

Best Outdoor Dining
1) Three Birds
2) Gamekeepers

Best Plate Presentation
1) Lola
2) Blue Point Grille
3) Wild Mango

Best Service
1) Ristorante Giovanni’s
2) Blue Point Grille

Best View
1) Pier W
2) Ponte Vecchio
3) Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern

Best Décor
1) Lola

Best Deli
1) Corky and Lenny’s
2) Joe’s Deli
3) Slyman’s

Best Pastry Shop
1) Corbo’s Dolceria
2) Presti’s
3) Fragapane

Best Pastry Shop | chain
1) Panera

Best Place to Buy Bread
1) West Side Market

Best Place to Buy Bread | chain
1) Panera

Best Cheese Selection
1) Heinen’s
2) West Side Market
3) West Point Market

Best Cheese Selection | chain
1) Whole Foods

Best Wine Store
1) Minotti’s Wine & Spirits
2) Heinen’s
3) Rozi’s Wine
Comments:
Saturday, May 09, 2009 9:48:59 AM by Tinkers Creek Road Tavern
You forgot best creekside patio! Tinkers Creek Road Tavern!

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